Thursday, June 28, 2012

Handstitching, week 3 & 4

 The Lafitte Shawl (test knit for Denise) is showing off the front of my Needle card using pearl cotton and kraft paper fabric.
 Our teacher, Rachel, had us back it with felt to hold more sewing needles. for. handstitching.  The shawl just wouldn't let me take a photo without it.  :)
My sewing machine is resting during my classes but I let it help out with modeling my handstitched headband.  It's really, really cute.....I am going to make more of them.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Knitting Delight

Literally.  Knitting Delight's yahoo group is in German but the KAL's and Mystery Knits are posted in 5 (yes, five) different languages.  Once those are over, the files are up for a bit longer and then gone.  The patterns can be purchased, though.  This stole is called Summer Queen.

This was a KAL as Cardigan Malibu.  I made mine a V-neck pullover with shorter sleeves and a collar.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

A knitted coin purse for me

This is knit with Berroco Bluefaced Leicester in a beautiful eggplant color from a pattern in Piecework magazine.
It finished up at 5" wide by 4" tall.
I even lined it and put a zipper in.  There is a first for everything!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Suncatcher by Nancy Tracey

A little time to shuttle tat.  I used size 10 crochet thread.....and I'm a beginner who is self taught.

This is a really nice design by Nancy Tracey.  She has a monthly newsletter, too.

Handstitching with Rachel

The top two pictures are of my "workable" Eyelet Needlebook.......Love it!  The 3rd picture is my Dogwood Blossom to go in a quilt.  I used the light pink embroidery thread to stitch the reverse applique down with a semi-blind stitch.  I am now ready for Week 3 of Handstitched Premium with Rachel!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I've been Flocked!

   Mind you, now.....I am out of my comfort zone here.....and LOVING it!  It all started with just taking a look at a quilting blog called Stitched In Color.  This reverse applique is called 'Flocked'.
   I sewed my tee months ago, started this Handstitched Premium On-Line Class recently and thought I'd use it to do the embellishing on.  I got lots of Ooo's and Ahh's.  Yes.  Handstitching is a good thing.

Friday, June 8, 2012




and WaLa!
Oh, I love this doily.  I used what the pattern suggested, sz 100 thread (DMC Cordonnet) and US sz 000 needles.  It finished up at 25" x 17".
Now what will I start next?  ;o)

Saturday, June 2, 2012

My Retro Flower Quilt

Start like this...

...and add a few other things and you have a quilt!
I joined a Quilt-Along (QAL) called Retro Flower.  You can find the pattern at The Sometimes Crafter.  I first saw this block at Rachel's.  How did I get to Rachel's blog and why did I look around and see SO many things that I wanted to learn and make.  

This one is going to my mom, for Father's Day, and it is supposed to look like Cornflowers.....Retro Cornflowers.  
Now I'm back to doing some test knitting for Denise at LostCityKnits.